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park. traffic is really backing up on 101. tell you more about that coming up. good morning. it's thursday, october 18. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. we're following breaking news in alameda county. fire investigators are on the scene of a deadly house fire and they are calling it suspicious. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the home in castro valley where a criminal investigation is now under way. anne. >> reporter: yeah, we know that there was a fire at the house here behind me in castro valley. there is a body in the house but no other details at this point. the fire was relatively small. we can't even see any fire damage from the outside of the house. it was a one alarm fire. as far as the body inside we don't know how that person died. sheriff's deputies expanded the crime scene here on san carlos avenue about a half hour ago.
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they moved all of us back, all of us reporters, and we're waiting for more information right now. i did speak with a neighbor who says the man who lived in the allows is a retired firefighter from san francisco. and that he lives there with his girlfriend. but again, we don't know whether either of them could be the body that was found inside of this house. we're told that we are going to be getting more information here within the next hour and we'll bring it to you. right now live in castro valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. we're just learning that three people have been arrested in the deadly homicide-arson at a bar in denver. authorities say the motive was robbery. the five bodies including the bar's owner were found after firefighters put out the early- morning fire yesterday. officers believe the victims were killed before the fire started. it is 6:01. a teenager is missing in petaluma after she was last seen with a man nearly twice her age. 15-year-old ruby cruz mendoza was spotted around 5:30 yesterday evening climbing into
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a tan or silver two-door car. she was traveling with this man, hilario carmona. investigators believe they might be in a relationship together. with a bright flash and supersonic boom the bay area got a front row seat to a rare show provided by the cosmos. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us what a dazzling sight for people who got to see it. >> reporter: for us who were asleep, unfortunately, we missed it. but i have two bits of good news for you. one if you live in martinez experts say you may find fragments of the meteor in the area this morning and two the show isn't over yet. if you missed it like the rest of the morning crew, you can see it now. experts at chabot say this meteor you're look at courtesy. san jose lick observatory say it was the size of a car before hitting the earth traveling at speeds up to 25,000 miles an hour braking the sound barrier as it entered our atmosphere. that's when several people
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heard that boom. it was a sonic boom. here's a picture from a viewer in santa cruz. the meteor was actually only visible for about five seconds. but you can see it cross the bay area even as far as sacramento. >> i seen a huge rock fly over us and what's that? >> looked like a movie. it was so big you looked like you could see the flames on it. >> reporter: sky gazers immediately took to twitter: >> reporter: the orionid meteor shower will come over the bay area in weekend and there will be free showings at the chabot space center. if you did catch it last night, we want to see your pictures. send them to us. email to us at
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mornings@cbs5.com. live at the chabot space center, cate caugiran, cbs 5. it was a perfect night if you were out about 8:00, it was about 65 degrees. and the moonlit night. >> gorgeous. >> too bad i wasn't outside. >> what were we doing? >> sleeping! >> the peak overnight orionid meteor shower is saturday night into sunday although we'll have clouds. we are passing through the dust of the halley's comedy causing the orionid meteor shower traveling 148,000 miles per hour screaming across the atmosphere. it's beautiful across to the coastline. temperatures all over the map mid-60s at the coast but now in the mid-40s as you look towards santa rosa and 53 degrees in san jose. this afternoon, enjoying a beautiful day again all the way to the coastline average temperatures usually in the 70s will be well above the average today. as hot as 91 degrees in
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livermore, 80 degrees in san francisco. and in san jose, checking in about 85 degrees. enjoy it. we could see some rain coming up in the next few days. more on that in a few minutes. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> towards the san mateo bridge toll plaza there is a traffic alert in effect behind the pay gates. there was an accident a solo car crash, car overturned on its roof. right now three lanes are blocked so chp issued that traffic alert. they may reopen some lanes around 6:20. that's the latest word from chp. it's stacking up towards industrial so you may want to consider the dumbarton bridge in the meantime. this is our other hotspot along the peninsula in menlo park. northbound 101 right before willow road. several cars involved. people hurt. three even possibly four lanes blocked in that area so that's you're seeing those really super slow speeds approaching the accident scene. so again, chp we just got off
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the phone telling us 6:45 is the estimated time of opening with this accident. that's going to take a little longer to clear. in the meantime it's already slow so you will want to consider using 280 instead. oakland is thinking of contracting with outside law enforcement agencies to increase presence on city streets. city officials are considering paying for sheriff's deputies and highway patrol officers to work in oakland for several months. after that cadets should finish their training at the police academy. crime in the city is up this year and there are about 200 fewer officers than there were 4 years ago. oakland police hope some surveillance video will help solve a murder case from almost a year ago. charles butler was killed the morning of december 22, 2011, after bumping the fender of another car in the city's north side. the video shows two suspects arguing with butler, who is seen in the white hoodie there, in a convenience store. investigators say the two men later followed butler and shot
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him a few blocks away. >> not only are they murderers, they are thieves. they stole my brother's future. i mean, he was on his way to doing good things. >> police hope to hear from anyone who can help identify those two suspects. a speedy thief got away with cash after a daring midday robbery. he jumped over-the-counter towards the teller and grabbed an unknown amount of money from the drawer. at least one witness said the suspect had a gun. he was last running eastbound on ventura avenue. a pediatrician charged with 18 drug-related felonies is set to appear in a san jose courtroom today. dr. marvin bonham is accused of trading prescription drugs like oxycontin for cash and methamphetamine. prosecutors say he wrote prescriptions for people with criminal drug histories until last week bonham worked as a medical director of the valley
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health plan. a livermore man is the first person in alameda county to be treated for west nile virus this year. county officials say he first reported symptoms in late september and is currently recovering. this brings the total number of cases in california to 277. later this morning, bay area students will drop and cover as part of the "great california shake-out." the statewide drill teaches the proper techniques to prevent injuries during the next big quake. emergency crews will also practice their disaster response plans. 6:08. a suspected terrorist is in custody accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building in new york city. kwauzi nafis is a native of bangladesh. he was arrested yesterday morning after a sting operation. federal investigators say he parked a van that was filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building. then tried to detonate it with a cell phone. the bomb though wasn't real because his associates were actually
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undercoverr injuries. >> he was inspired to do a terrorist act motivated by al qaeda. we see this threat as being with us for a long time to come. >> nafis only 21 didn't enter a plea during a previous court appearance in brooklyn yesterday afternoon. president obama and mitt romney will make an appearance athe alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner for needy children. the two candidates campaigned in battleground states yesterday. the president criticized romney's comment in the previous night debate. he will need binders full of women to find qualified females for cabinett positions. positions. why is it there are 3.6
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million women in poverty? the president failed women. >> 65.6 million people watched the debate down from the first debate. there was a long game last night in the play-offs. dennis o'donnell is in st. louis where the giants trying to keep their world series hopes alive. >> reporter: frank, michelle, good morning from st. louis. last night, incredible. matt carpenter who was in for the injured carlos beltran just a rookie hit a two-run home run off matt cain. that was the difference maker. the giants lost 3-1. but get this. carpenter is 5 for 5 against matt cain. so the giants got a win today to even the series. tim lincecum will take the hill and oppose adam wainwright. we'll be here with all the highlights and post-game tonight at 6:00. guys? >> and no rain either. okay, dennis, thanks. in detroit the tigers and the new york yankees never even got to play their game. it was raining in the motor city, as well.
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game 4 scheduled for this afternoon. the tigers lead the series 3-0 games and need just one more win to advance to the world series. the yankees could be swept. >> they could be. time now 6:11. parents beware. >> kind of scary. >> the man known as evil elmo brings his act to the bay area. we are going to find out just who this guy really is. >> and who doesn't need for sleep in now a surprising study just how many hours of lost sleep could be hurting your memory. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again.
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this one spews hate-filled rants. a very angry elmo walking the streets of san francisco now. at least a man dressed like him. his name is adam sandler no relation to the actor by the way. the colorful character has been arrested for harassing tourists and spewing anti-semitic rants in new york city. now he is here. sandler now popped up in fisherman's wharf and in a park in the inner richmond and passersby are not exactly tickled with elmo. >> this is a family area big tourist area. i don't think this is something that families should be listening to. i don't think this is something right for the area. >> well, he has quite a resume'. sandler admits he was deported from cambodia 1999 for running a porn website there. he now makes money on small donations from tourists. >> he is giving that little baby a "high 5". >> yeah. >> not right. peeking looking for a ride in san francisco may have a new way of making a cab connection. the social media app uber has provided passengers a way of finding limousines and town cars. but last night the company
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launched a new network that includes 60 registered taxi drivers. taxi companies are upset over the post to passengers but since cab drivers aren't unionized they are allowed to seek extra work. so there you go. >> it works. costs a couple of extra bucks but it is convenient. 6:16. shall we get a check on the roads? >> let's do that. liz, take it away. >> i don't know if you want to check the roads. we have two traffic alerts, not looking good especially at the san mateo bridge. there is a bad accident on the approach to the toll plaza. so three lanes are blocked. again, a car on its roof. when we had talked to chp earlier they had hoped to reopen lanes, actually in the next five minutes or so. so we'll let you know if that happens. it's stacking up behind the pay gates of the san mateo bridge backed up towards industrial and growing. good news on the span as you can see both directions looking good. but let's go to our maps. we can show you the line of traffic looks good on southbound 880 if you are continuing down towards highway 84. so the dumbarton bridge may be
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a good alternate. this is our second traffic alert of the morning. 6:45 that's when chp homes to reopen lanes northbound 101 at willow road so this is a multicar injury crash. three lanes are blocked. if you are heading through menlo park 101 is not going to be a great option. you may want to use 280 instead. it's free and clear along the peninsula. again 6:45 when they hope to reopen some languages. so the evening commute home could be an interesting one if you are passing candlestick. we have the big 49ers game against seattle seahawks. 5:20. so this is right during the middle of the evening commute. and this is a live look right now if you are passing candlestick. it actually looks good towards sfo towards the airport. heads up this evening. mass transit, bart on time systemwide. the metering lights are on early on the bay bridge because of the traffic alert over at the san mateo bridge, i thin of the people may be looking for alternates, i think.
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the bay bridge is good but it's stacking up behind the pay gates here, as well. it's jammed beyond the first overcrossing. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence with weather. >> beach day part 2 plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline today. it looks like one of those great starts to the day, too. clear skies out there right now. temperatures very mild out toward the coast. in the mid-60s in some spots. a little cool though as you make your way into the north bay valleys, some of the temperatures dipping into the 40s and the 50s. this afternoon, though, we are basking in sunshine. some 80s and low 90s inland but boy, out at the coast once again maybe some mid-70s towards some of the beaches today and 80s inside the bay. high pressure holding on for one last day. then you have the trough that's going to dig into the ridge and that will help bring us more of a sea breeze in the coming days so the temperatures are going to cool down maybe fog returns as early as tonight and tomorrow. around the state expect 80s and 90s into the central valley beautiful in the high country lots of sunshine. about 70 degrees in lake tahoe and about 79 into monterey bay. around our bay looking good.
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temperatures up in the 80s in many of the south bay locations. 70s right out at the coastline. about 76 in pacifica. east bay numbers up in the 80s and low 90s. and inside the bay we'll find about 84 degrees in oakland, 80 in san francisco, and 87 in santa rosa. next couple of days big changes, we start to cool down tomorrow, more cooling below normal over the weekend and then can you believe it? we start to talk about some rain on monday. we could see rain off and on through wednesday of next week, guys. back to you. >> the rain is coming. thank you. 6:19. here's another reason to pop that multivitamin every day. it may reduce your risk of developing cancer. a new study followed 15,000 older healthy men for a decade and found 8% fewer cancer cases among daily multivitamin users without a family history of the disease. doctors say you can get trim the benefit simply by eating right, exercising and not smoking. but if you want that extra boost, just don't overdo it. >> certainly the american way is that if a little is good you
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should take a lot and you will get some kinds of molted bill clintonive effect. there is no evidence that taking more than one multivitamin a day will have any impact. >> since the study only followed older men it's still unclear whether women or younger people would get same benefits. restless and choppy sleep may put you at risk for alzheimer's or severe memory impairment. a study showed that losing two hours of sleep prevents the brain from laying down strong memories for those suffering from bad sleeping habits, health experts suggest catching up on your sleep to allow the brain to regenerate. >> that's easier said than done, though, right? >> we lose about at least two- a-day. >> a lot of sleep, yes. oh, well. 6:20. coming up, clearing the air. the new plan to monitor toxic pollutants after that big refinery fire in richmond. >> plus the burden of fashion. how one of the world's most powerful women fell head over heels. >> and what is cool about your school? can you submit your nomination?
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we hope so at our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. do it now. we may come and feature school on the morning show. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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another gorgeou day, 9ers game time should be beautiful. >> a hot responsible on the peninsula. this is a live look at our traffic sensors through menlo park northbound 101 at willow road. multi-vehicle injury crash blocking several lanes. so you may want to consider using 280. we were watching another traffic alert on the san mateo bridge. we have better news there. so stay tuned for more on that. traffic coming up. australia's head of state
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is recovering after an embarrassing foot faux pas in india. poor thing. the prime minister literally fell head over heels today when her heel got caught in the grass outside the ghandi memorial in new delhi. she was unhurt and laughed it off. she explained how hard it was to walk in heels to male journalists. >> i have trouble in sneakers. give me a three inch heel and i'm done. long rain delay and stingy cardinal pitching in the game 3 of the nlcs. >> matt carpenter entered the game for an injured carlos beltran and provides the big blow. two-run home run enough to win the game, an insurance run on the way to a cardinals win 3-1. they are up 2-1 in the series. game 4 tonight at 4:30.
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play of the day same game in st. louis pablo sandoval grabs a sharp grounder right there in the hole. gets up, and chucks it to first. gets out the pitcher kyle lohse. not nudge to win the game but a great play for our play of the day. 6:26. coming up, how the feds say they foiled an explosive terror plot in new york yesterday. >> plus did you see it? what scientists are saying about this late night light show. >> and a suspicious death in castro valley in a fire there. we are just getting an update from sheriff's deputies. we'll have a live report. more details coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everyone. thursday, october 18. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. we're following breaking news in alameda county. fire investigators are on the scene of a house fire where a body was found. the criminal investigation has now begun. >> cbs 5's anne makovec joins us now from castro valley where the sheriff's department just gave you some new details, anne. >> reporter: we know we have a suspicious fire at the home here behind me. that happened at about midnight and it's a suspicious death investigation going on as we speak. in fact, sheriff's deputies are trying to get a search warrant right now so they can continue their investigation inside of the house. and we are told the body is still inside the house, as well. so this all started with a fire just after midnight. it was a small fire, one alarm. in fact, we can't even see any fire damage on the outside of the house. when firefighters got here, they found a person and that
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person had died. we don't know how that person died if that person had died before the fire or if that person had died in the fire. that's all under investigation right now. we also know that no one else was home when firefighters got here to put out that fire. this is on san carlos avenue near castro valley boulevard. and as frank said we did just speak with a police lieutenant -- or a sheriff's lieutenant, rather. here's what he had to say. >> we learned that there was a body inside the house that was deceased. having a fire inside a house and a deceased body is a suspicious death. the alameda county sheriff's office sent out investigators and we're work the scene now. >> reporter: now, a neighbor that we spoke with here says the man who lives at the house is a retired firefighter from san francisco and that he lives there with his girlfriend. again, the body is still inside
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of the house. we are waiting for the coroner to show up. deputies will be here for several hours. that's what we have right now. live at the scene in castro valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. a teenaged petaluma girl is missing after she was last seen with a 29-year-old man that she may be dating. 15-year-old ruby cruz mendoza was spotted just before 5:30 last night climbing into a tan or silver two-door car. she was traveling with this man, hilario core mona. investigators believe the two might be in a romantic relationship together. it is 6:32 now. experts say meteorites are now sprinkled throughout one east bay city after a star show that just dazzled and startled last night. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the chabot space center with more on this rare phenomenon. what a show last night. >> reporter: i'm only sad that we missed it. gosh, early bedtime you miss out on stuff like this. but good news for us and for
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people who live in the martinez area. first for the people who live in martinez, experts say you can probably find fragments of that meteor there this morning if you are hiking out in that area and the good news for us, the show isn't over yet but since we missed it here's some video. we have an up-close personal look thanks to san jose's lick observatory. this large white mass was the size of a car before it hit the bay area. it hit around 8:00 last night traveling at 25,000 miles per hour. thanks to a santa cruz viewer we can see the bright red flares of the meteor. it appeared for five seconds, came into the atmosphere with a boom. it was a sonic boom heard and seen throughout the bay. >> i saw a bright white light and looked up in the sky and just streaking across like fireworks but you could tell it
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wasn't. >> reporter: stargazers took to social media: >> reporter: the show isn't over yet. the orionid meteor showers are expected this weekend. it's going to peak saturday night and early sunday morning. so you can catch that. if you have photos from last night or from this weekend, send them to us at mornings@cbs5.com. we are live at the chabot space center. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> it was a perfect night to see the meteorite. >> it would be valuable if you find one. it looks like the orionid peaks this weekend and it is debris left over from halley's comet for the early traveling through its orbit moves through the dust cloud and produces some of
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the debris and bright meteors. conditions will be changing though over the next couple of days. right now mostly clear with 60s at the coast and 40s in santa rosa area. by the afternoon the heat is on again. 88 degrees in morgan hill, 58 in san jose and 85 santa clara. east bay temperatures in the 80s and low 90s and inside the bay what a gorgeous day about 80 degrees and sunny in san francisco. 84 in oakland. the beaches into the 70s. but there's also some rain in the forecast. we'll tell you when coming up. let's check the roads now with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we have good news on both front. fronts. two traffic alerts are cleared so all lanes open now on the approach to the san mateo san mateo bridge. westbound 92 there was an overturn accident. still slow going getting on 92. so it's going to take a while for things to recover.
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if the dumbarton bridge suits you better it's a good alternate. highway 84 good in the westbound lanes. other traffic alert northbound 101 approaching willow road. again, we're still seeing a good sized backup goes for at least, gosh, an hour or so they had several lanes blocked off for a multi-vehicle crash. once again 280 still a good option if your commute takes you across that stretch. it's backing up into palo alto in fact. it is also getting busy at the bay bridge so we'll show you that coming up in the next traffic report.traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. oakland is thinking of contracting with outside law enforcement to beef up police presence on city streets. the tribune says city officials are considering paying for sheriff's deputies and highway patrol officers to work in oakland for several months. after that, cadets should finish their training at the police academy. crime in the city is up this year and there are about 200 fewer officers than there were four years ago. meanwhile, oakland police hope surveillance video will help solve a murder case from
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almost a year ago. charles butler was killed the morning of december 22nd, 2011, after bumping the fender of another car on the city's north side. you see the video. this video shows two suspects arguing with butler who is seen in the white hoodie there in a convenience store. investigators say the two men later followed butler and then shot him a few blocks away. >> not only are they murderers, they're thieves. they stole my brother's future. i mean, he was on his way to doing good things. >> police hope to hear from anyone who can help identify those two suspects. today a former santa clara county pediatrician will appear in a san jose court to face 18 felony drug charges. dr. marvin bonham is accused of trading prescription drugs like oxycontin for cash and methamphetamine. prosecutors also say he wrote prescriptions for people with criminal drug histories and provided marijuana to minors. until last week, bonham worked as a medical director of the valley health plan.
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other bay area headlines, a livermore man is the first person in alameda county to be treated for west nile virus this year. county officials say he first reported symptoms in late september and is currently recovering. this brings the total number of cases in california to 277. the bay area air quality management district has approved a new plan to increase toxic air pollution monitoring. the move was sparked by the august fire at chevron's richmond refinery. the proposal lays out new rules and regulations that will go into effect in the next 18 months. outside experts will monitor the current system. this morning we'll have the "great california shake-out" to teach the proper techniques to prevent injuries during the next big quake. firefighters will also practice their disaster response plans. 6:38. a man is being held without bail in new york. he is accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building there. kwauzi nafis is his name.
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he is a native of bangladesh arrested yesterday morning after a sting operation. he parked a van filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building and then tried to detonate it with a cell phone. the bomb wasn't real because his associates were actually undercover officers. >> this individual came here with the express purpose of committing a terrorist act. he was motivated by al qaeda. so we see this threat as, you know, being with us for a long time to come. >> nafis did not enter a plea during a brief court appearance in brooklyn yesterday afternoon. the mother of chris stevens the ambassador with bay area ties who was killed during the attack in libya is opening up about her loss. >> he was a cheerful positive- thinking person. and he was intelligent enough to know how to balance that with doing good work. >> how much did you worry about his safety? >> i asked him about it.
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i said, it seems pretty dangerous over there, chris. he said, well, he said he had -- he had bodyguards and he trusted his bodyguards. >> did he ever express any concerns about his own personal safety? >> no. >> more of that interview can be seen on "cbs this morning" which begins at 7 a.m. right here on cbs 5. in the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney will make another joint appearance this evening at a new york event with a lighthearted tradition. the alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner raises money for needy children. the two candidates campaigned in battleground states yesterday trying to build on momentum from their town hall style debate the night before. an estimated 65.6 million viewers tuned in to watch tuesday's debate down slightly from the audience for the first one. boy scouts of america will release thousands of confidential documents that they have compiled on men they suspected of child sexual abuse. 20,000 pages of the so-called perversion files will be revealed part of a court order.
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the documents were compiled between 1965 and 1985. boy scouts have pledged to review the files and report any offenders who may have previously avoided legal prosecution. and a bay area boy scout kicked out of the organization because he is gay is now fighting this afternoon to be reinstated. today 18-year-old ryan anderson will deliver a petition with more than 400,000 names on it to the council in pleasant hill. the boy scouts denied the moraga team an eagle scout badge after he told his troop leader he was gay. 6:41. a mystery on the san francisco bay. what we have learned about a cold war relic that's now parked out in front of treasure island. >> plus a near miss in germany how close these spectators came to getting clipped by a plane. >> and how about the market? it opened just minutes ago. let's take a quick look at the early numbers here on a thursday. and so far out of the gate we're all in red. will they get better? we'll find out next with kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. stay with us. ,,
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a decommissioned plane destd for a museum nearly ran inta crowd of onlookers. c-160 transport check out this decommissioned plane destined for a museum. it nearly ran into a crowd of onlookers. on tuesday the transport aircraft missed people by only a few meters. investigators say there weren't any technical problems or mechanical problems. the pilot's approach was simply too low. the large plane was eventually maneuvered safely on the runway but can you imagine standing there -- >> the people were ducking actually and the guy that shot the video didn't flinch all the way down. >> whew. a cia secret cold war weapon is showing up at treasure island in the san francisco bay. it's been moored off the pier there for several weeks now. a black rusting big iron hulk
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with a long history apparently. president nixon gave the go- ahead to build the submersible barge decades ago to raise a russian sub that sank in the waters a little north of hawaii. >> that was the purpose of it, to be submerged and to the bottom of the ocean specifically russian submarines would be brought in and then discussed. >> the stealth ship was recently sold along with the barge to bay ship and yacht out of alameda for a reported 2.5 million dollars. a historic air force radar tower south of san jose will stay standing at least for now. the government agency that owns the structure on mount umunum had been trying to figure out how to keep it from being demolished. last night they decided to leave the tower intact for five years while money is raised to repair it. it's 6:46 right now. let's check the weather. it's going to be another nice one. >> mount umunum where we have our doppler radar, the national
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weather service. ours is at mount vaca. we are looking at great weather ahead. not going to be needing the doppler today. sunshine even at the coast nice and clear this morning. a clear start and mild temperatures in spots especially out toward the beaches but a little chilly in some of the north bay valleys. some of those temperatures down into the 40s right now. this afternoon, sunny, warm to hot in spots, then gradual cooling and then there's a chance of rain returning as early as this next monday. about for today another day of sunshine and beautiful weather lots of beautiful conditions all the way to the coastline. no travel trouble heading out of sfo or expecting anybody in. nice and clear there. around the country though, we are look at 79 degrees in houston, clear in denver, but some showers and thunderstorms could cause some problems in chicago. around the bay today, we are expecting those temperatures as high as 85 degrees in san jose, but another 76 in pacifica. 80s low 90s inland and inside the bay you will find temperatures in the 70s and 80s
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right into san francisco. next couple of days temperatures cool off, fog makes a return, much cooler temperatures over the weekend then a chance of rain returning not only monday but well into next week elizabeth. that could make you very busy. >> it's already busy this morning and it's dry. a couple of early-morning traffic alerts and it's stacking up at the bay bridge. they turned the metering lights on 15 minutes early. so you're already jamming up towards the macarthur maze. the only reason i can think why they turned them on early is because of the traffic alert on the san mateo bridge. the bay bridge was the best alternate. let's get an update on the san mateo bridge. so it's moving fine now across the span. the traffic alert was actually behind the pay gates on westbound 92. well, all lanes are open. it's still clear. unfortunately, it's still backed up on southbound 880 and on the approach to 92 jammed towards industrial. so heads up heading towards the san mateo bridge. dumbarton still looks okay. to our maps now. this was our other traffic alert. all ladies and gentlemen open northbound 101 approaching
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willow road so this was another accident multi-vehicle crash in menlo park. now, as you can see, even though lanes have been open for a while it's still slow on 101. so 280 still might be a good option. that's a check of your time- saver traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. after 80 years of print publication, "newsweek" announced it is stopping the presses. the magazine announced this morning that it will switch to an online-only format by early next year. staff cuts are expected but it's not clear how many people will lose their jobs. the editor-in-chief says the magazine is only transitioning. it is not saying good-bye. but the sign of the times... magazines and newspapers. >> yeah. no kidding. 6:49. stocks are opening mostly lower breaking a four-day winning streak for the dow. >> let's chat about it with jason brooks from kcbs radio and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. last week we reported a very big dropping in weekly unemployment claims. that was a bit too good to be true. this week, it went the other way a large increase of 46,000
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to 388,000. california gets a lot of blame for the big swings. last week california reported a big drop. this week a big rise. if we smooth things out over four weeks, the average was down to 365,000 which does indicate the pace of hiring is slightly outpacing firings right now. another solid quarter for ebay reporting its 3rd quarter earnings. its profit was up 22% to nearly $600 million while revenue gained 15% to $2.97 billion. and ceo john donahoe says he is encouraged but the upcoming holiday season. ebay lifted its guidance for the year. yelp will start flagging companies that pay for reviews. so readers know that some of those reviews may not be authentic from other users. and the alerts will stay on the
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pages for 90 days. >> stocks are a little lower this morning. a lot of corporate earnings from all over. dow down 15, nasdaq down 10, s&p down by 3. ebay shares though are a big positive right now, they are up by 4%. back to you guys. >> thank you. , jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. the growing burden of student loan debt among recent grads has hit a record high. the average 2011 grad walked the graduation stage owing nearly $27,000 in outstanding loans. that's up 5% from 2010. the institute for college access and success says tuition, fees. availability of financial aid and a tough job market also factor into the debt students people up. sorry, charlie. >> yeah. apparently tiger's blood and adonna's dna wasn't enough for charlie sheen to continue his reign as hollywood's highest paid actor displaced again by actor ashton kutcher. the new leading man on "two and
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a half men" tops forbes' list of highest paid actors with $24 million. sheen the biggest moneymaker before his meltdown fell off the listen entirely this year. despite his absence from the list hugh laurie is number 2 with $18 million, ray romano also made $18 million and alec baldwin got number 3 with $15 million. >> so i guess we all got to get on "two and a half men." >> i guess so. i'm already on that. remember blonde bomber the rescued sea lion? he has come to be known by that name. he was sedated and removed on october 9 when he was found on the pier with a plastic strap around his neck near pier 39. since that time, he made a full recovery at the marine mammal center in the marine headlands. they are going to let him go. >> good to hear. time now 6:52.
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[monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. found inside. makovec is in deputies in alameda county are surrounding a burned-out home after a body was found inside. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in castro valley where a criminal investigation is now under way. >> reporter: overnight there's been a suspicious fire in the house here behind me. and a suspicious death. this fire started just after midnight last night.
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and when firefighters got here, they found a person inside who was dead. the fire itself was not that bad. firefighters were able to put it out within about a half hour. we don't know how that person died. no one else was home when firefighters got here. now, this is on san carlos avenue here in castro valley. neighbors say the man who lives in the house is a retired firefighter from san francisco and that he lives there with his girlfriend. sheriff's deputies are trying to get some search warrants issued right now so they can continue their investigation. in the meantime fire investigators haven't even been able to get inside because the scene is sealed off by the sheriff's department. that's what we have right now. live from the scene in castro valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. and one last look at the cosmic light show that has the bay area buzzing. around 8:00 a car sized meteor was seen streaking across the sky. can't get enough of this video. this is surveillance video from san jose's lick observatory. many stargazers reported
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hearing a sonic boom. some mistook it for an earthquake. experts now believe smaller meteorites are scattered in the hills north of martinez. so lots of people will probably be out there right? >> i know what i'm doing this afternoon! >> hunting for meteors. >> those things could be valuable, but don't go on private property. great day to get outdoors and enjoy, lots of sunshin coming our way. beautiful look at the bay this morning, nice and calm at the waters, clear to the coastline. temperatures bouncing around. we have 61 degrees in oakland but only 44 degrees in santa rosa and 61 at san francisco. by the afternoon enjoying the sunshine, 70s at the coast, 80s in the valleys, 90s inland. big changes as early as tomorrow. the fog returns. cooler through the weekend. and then next week, yup, winter weather is back and elizabeth is already cold. >> it is below zero in our studio! it is so cold in here today. thanks, lawrence. let's go out live towards berkeley. westbound 80 a live look towards ashby and your usual commute so far about a half
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hour drive time on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. once again, that traffic alert is canceled in menlo park. northbound 101 approaching willow road. but it is still super slow on 101. so once again, 280 might be a better option if you are commuting along the peninsula, speeds below 25 miles an hour. >> lawrence is a gentleman. he wants to you have that. >> where's the arm hole? >> such a gentleman. >> fits perfectly. [ laughter ] >> thank you. >> speaking of weather, though, mother nature overshadowed game three of the giants-cardinals play-off series. >> giants started -- [ laughter ] >> how about matt cain gave up a two-run homer. the cards led 3-1 in the 7th. when all the rain came down, they lost 3-1 but tim lincecum has been flawless starts today. go giants. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com